Ask a Sommelier: One Wine, Different Entrees

Ask a Sommelier

We ask top somms across the country for their wine-related advice.

Here's the situation: you're at dinner with three friends, and you all order wildly different entrees. One chooses a pasta with vegetables, some else goes for the fish, another orders steak, and last person gets the chicken. For dinners like this, how do you go about ordering wine to share? Is there a general rule for picking a wine that will be as versatile as possible when it comes to pairing with food? Or is there another way to tackle the problem?

We called in our wine experts to get their advice; here's what they had to say.

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